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good morning. states of emergency, a powerful storm system dumps more than 10 inches of rain on parts of wisconsin and minnesota, leading to widespread flooding and evacuations. outrage at the u.n. the preside of iran infuriates the u.s. delegation with it's controversial comments about 9/11. this morning the one hiker who was free is here for an exclusive interview.
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>> lindsay lohan could be headed right back to jail "today," >> lindsay lohan could be headed right back to jail "today," friday, september 24, 2010. captions paid for by nbc-universal television and orange, -- gorge, everyone. >> residents in parts of minnesota bracing for another round of serious floods. >> another heavy downpour promptpromp prompted officials -- also ahead, the latest on the actor who appeared in the popular movie "the 40-year-old virgin" has now been found guilty of atechlted murder. he stabbed his ex-girlfriend more than 20 times and she
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survived. she will speak out about her ordeal when she joins us live. and we talk about a william who survived a difficult surgery in which doctors cut off the lower what are of her body to remove a tumor. in the news this morning, hundreds of people have been forced from their homes because of flooding in parts of wisconsin and minnesota where both governors have declared a state of emergency. the national guard has been called in to help and the good news is the rain should ease "today." another wildfire has hit colorado. this time at least two buildings including a home were destroyed, but no reports of injuries and the cause is still unclear. last night virginia executed a woman convicted of ranging the killings of her husband and stepson, teresa lewis is the first woman to be executed in the united states in five years.
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despite thousands of appeals of leniency in part because defense attorneys said she was borderline mentally disabled. the fda avandia has been pulled from the market. eddie fisher died overnight because of complications from hip surgery. he was known for his marriages to debbie reynolds and then elizabeth taylor. the father of actress kerrie fisher, eddie fisher was 82 years old. a plane crashed -- hundreds of school children were among those in a crowd of speck todayors. gold meantime hit yet another high this morning. trish reagan is at the new york stock exchange. this can't be a good sign. >> it's a great sign if you own a lot of gold, but the rest of us out there, is not a good
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sign. one reason is that all of the doom sayers are helping to boost this price up. also the relationship between gold and the u.s. dollar is very important here. the u.s. dollar has really been getting hit hard. correspondingly then you start to see gold stalling in its price. and finally take a look at this. a woman in montana says she scared off a bear trying to get into her home by throwing a six-pound zucchini at the bear, hitting it on the head, the bear ran off. officials say the unidentified woman was pretty shaken up, she's okay. she now values very large vegetables. i mean what next?
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>> good morning. our tower view, you can see the area, that is all the fog and we are looking down from the tower. the temperature now is 70 degrees with the fog and humidity >> that's your latest weather. of course it's friday and we love telling you about, of course the biggest thing that goes on during the weekend. it's time for sunday night, football night in america. a newly slimmed down rex ryan, takes his jets down to the stadium, taking on the dolphins, 40% chance of showers and
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thundershowers, temperatures 81 to 84 degrees. on sunday night, football night in america. >> all right, mr. roker, thank you very much. now i want to talk about two major speeches before the u.n. general assembly in new york. president obama addressed the assembly just hours before iran's mahmoud ahmadinejad made some very incendiary comments about 9/11. chuck todd has the latest on this. good to have you here. >> the president wraps up his three-day tour here in new york for this united nations gathering of world leaders. he's going to meet with some more leaders that he has yet to meet. but the big story has been iranian president mahmoud ahmadinejad. >> i hear those voices of skepticism. >> reporter: while acknowledging the path to middle east peace is not easy, president obama sounded like a politician on the
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stump, making the case before the united nations that his plan for a permanent peace could be successful if the two sized simply seize the moment. >> if we do, when we come back here next year, we can have an agreement that will lead to a new member of the united nations, an independent, sovereign state of palestinian living at peace with israel. >> reporter: first lady michelle obama was in the audience, a few hours later, the roles were reverseded at a meeting of former president clinton's global initiative where obama nearly gushed about his wife. >> he knows where i'm coming from here, he knows what it's like to be with someone better looking, someone smarter, someone all around more impressive than you are. >> right now the human potential of america's veterans and
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military families is both vast and woefully jumpbd utilized. >> reporter: at almost the same time at the united nations, mahmoud ahmadinejad was -- american conspiracy to help israel. >> within some segment or keg straited the attack to reverse the declining american economy and it's grips on the middle east in order to save the zionist regime. he also plans to host his own conference on terrorism. >> i hope this year the islamic republic of iran will host a summit on terrorism and the reasons for it. >> reporter: the u.s. delegation and a handful of other countries walked out. a white house spokesman called the comments utterly outrageous and offensive.
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and former new york mayor rudy giuliani says this underscores the need to stop iran from acquiring a nuclear weapon, saying he is insane, or giving a great interpretation of someone who's in sane. >> there was no reason for it, so there could been any other reason than to make headlines and be controversial. >> this latest thing happening comes just as of course there's some diplomatic tensions as u.s. tribes negotiate the release of those two american hikers. american hiker sar sarah shourd planned to meet with president obama. good morning to you, first of all, we're so glad that you are hope. >> thank you. >> but i know it's bittersweet for you, after your release, you said you only felt one-third free.
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you left a large part of your heart behind. how were shane and josh when you said goodbye to them? >> they were very happy for me because they are gracious, generous people. but i'm sure they are feeling a disappointment inside that they just wanted to hide from me because it can't be easy for them. they have been trying to separate us since the first day in prison and turn us against each other, and now i feel like we're still being torn apart and it's just an extension of my punishment to be here without them. >> how did they try to turn you against each other. >> by putting me in my own cell, giving me very limited time with them. it's mostly that. >> do you know why you were released and not them. the iranian government said that it was for humanitarian reasons. >> the judge said it was because i was in solitary confinement
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which is a harsher sentence. >> you all had been charged with espionage and also charged with illegal entry. >> we were hiking behind a tourist spot with hundreds of other tourists in iraq, which is a safe part offish rack, where no american has been killed to my knowledge. we were guide bid a hotel manager to go to this place, the border is completely unmarked, so we meant no harm to the iranian people or the government. >> did anybody say to you you're near the border of iran? >> no, we had absolutely no idea, there was no indication, the border is unmarked and invisible. >> you're hiking and did some solders approach you? >> and then before i knew it, i was torn apart from shane and
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josh and thrown into a cell. they're the same size cell that i was in, crammed in there, for no reason, having commit nod crime and they don't know when they're going to get out. there's very little sunlight, they have very little time out of their cell and no communication with their family. we received letter, but we're not allowed to write letters and they have only received one five-minute phone call in this whole period. >> and during the time of your captivity, one hour a day you could be with them. tell me about those hours, how you spent that time. >> that was my lifeline, my whole day was centered around waiting for that moment because it was my only -- my only human contact, my only time and as the hours grew nearer to my time outside, i would pace the room, wringing my hands, often tears streaming down my face, and seeing them was my only relief. and every time i felt like i was really slipping away, they
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brought me back. shane and josh are the reason i'm able to sit here today and advocate for them with all my strength. >> president ahmadinejad is still here at the u.n., you were hoping to meet with him? >> i am sincere in bearing no grudge toward the iranian government, i just want to resolve this, i want this to be an opportunity to improve relationships between iran and the united states. i truly believe that's better for everyone involved. >> have you come to terms to the fact that you and shane and josh are just maybe pawns in a political game? >> how can you come to terms with that? you can't accept that kind of twist of fate. but i acknowledge that that's the case because we committed no crime, we're innocent, we didn't mean any harm to anyone.
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>> sarah shourd, thank you so much. i'm admiring the ring on your finger too, you got engaged in january. it's a piece of thread and i guess that probably means the world to you right now. >> it does, shane is still wearing his, so they're with me every second. >> it is 7:14 and once again here's matt. as we first told you on thursday, facebook founder mark zuckerberg is donating $1 million to one school district in new jersey. mara, good morning to you. >> reporter: good morning, matt. that announcement will have a billing impact on the schools here in newark. 26-year-old billionaire zuckerberg will make an unprecedented hit this morning as a guest on "the oprah winfrey sho show".
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when it comes to making big gift announcements, there's no better venue than "the oprah winfrey show." >> everybody gets a car! >> reporter: and today is tradition continues. facebook millionaire mark zuckerburg is set to come and make a $1 million donation to -- it's the largest known public donation ever by zuckerberg, worth an estimated $6.7 billion, he has no ties to new jersey or newark, causing some to wonder if this very big gift could be a very big public relations maneuver. >> a million dollars isn't cool, you know what's cool? a billion dollars. >> reporter: the offer comes one week after the movie about facebook's founding and portraying zuckerberg as a
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socially awkward, unscrupulous computer geek who stole facebook from his classmates. facebook has called the movie fiction. >> the $100 million -- simply because the donation will be the reality of mark zuckerberg. >> reporter: the charitable gift will definitely help more than just zuckerberg's image. >> we deserve a city where our children cannot just survive but thrive. >> reporter: newark has -- more than tuition to elite private schools. >> the concern is giving the same people more money will give you the same result. >> reporter: but $100 million can't hurt and may likely help the controversial king of facebook make a few new friends.
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sources close to zuckerberg deny the donation is a publicity stunt to draw attention away from the facebook movie. officials hope it will attract matching donations, and it's also the first installment to the larger education fund that zuckerberg is establishing. education nation next week. for now, it's 7:18. lindsay lohan is due back in court this monk to face a judge for the first time since she admitted she failed a court ordered drug test. kristen wi kristen welker is outside the courthouse. >> reporter: lindsay lohan will be in court just a few hours after a judge issued a bench warrant for her.
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she says she's prepared to face the consequences of her actions which might include jail time. she'll be back in court "today" ordered to appear before a judge once again for violating parole. this time she'll have to explain why she tested positive for drugs just three weeks after being released from rehab. >> i think at some point a judge says i've had enough of the excuses, enough of the promises. >> reporter: at a hearing for lohan's attorney the judge said he -- regrettably i did in fact fail my most recent drug tests. legal analysts say she could end up right back where she started. >> if i could guess, i think she's going to jail, at least for a while. i think the judge will put her in jail and order some type of rehab when she gets out. >> reporter: a distraught lindsay earlier this year served only 14 days of a 90 day jail
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sentence, ordered straight from jail into 90 days in patient rehab. she was again released early after only 23 gays with high marks from her doctors. even lohan is admitting for the first time she has a serious problem, tweeting recently, substance abuse is a disease which unfortunately doesn't go away overnight. i'm taking positive steps. >> if someone relapses, they need more treatment, not more jail time. i think it should be a solid decision made by her treatment team to be able to know how this relapse happened, what the triggers were for it. >> one of these triggers may be her social life, lohan was seen out with friends in the days after her rehab. if she wants to get better --
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legal analysts say nearly anything could happen, the judge could hold her in jail spending her next hearing, or release her from jail and send her back to rehab. should an actor who's known for his role in the "40-year
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>> good morning, everybody. i'm stan stovall. let us check the morning commute. >> good morning. not looking too bad overall on the major roadways. we have a crash on reisterstown road at the beltway. northbound harrisburg expressway a truck fired to watch out for.
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otherwise, looking ok. some spots of slow traffic. west side of the beltway, slow on the outer loop. 695 is going to be slow on the top side of the beltway from harvard road to york road bearded 795 will be slow southbound approaching the beltway. we will give you a live look at some of the beat -- delays. harford road, you can barely see through the fog. switching over to a live through it -- view, slow crawling on the outer loop that liberty road. delays from its 7952 admin 7 avenue. john, over to you. >> if you look carefully at this picture, you can see some of these cloud tops. our tower camera looking down at the fog deck, the top of it is under 1,000 feet. a there are some high, thin clouds.
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we are looking at this fog around the area this morning. as far as the satellite picture, you can see it, these gray smudges around the region. the low clouds moving across the area. a lot of this fall will be burning off right now. 70 degrees. caroline county schools, two hour delay. kent county schools, queen anne, 90 minute delay because of the fog. it will be a hot one. >> be sure to check the bottom of your screen for updated news and traffic information and school delays. back in 25 minutes. back in 25 minutes.
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7:30 now on this friday morning. check out rockefeller plaza getting a brand-new look for next week's nbc news special event, education nation. i'm meredith viera, alongside matt lauer. and as we mentioned, all next week, we're shining the spotlight on the state of education in america. >> on monday i'll be live at the white house for an exclusive interview with president obama. that will be for a full, uninterrupted half hour.
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>> and we'll get a firsthand look at what works best in our nation's classrooms, from kindergarten all the way through high school. >> that's a special week long event, education nation taking place across the platforms of nbc news. and we'll have an exclusive interview with majesty queen rania of jordan. and unanimojanis ollson was pregnant when doctors found a tumor in her lower body. in many ways she was rebuilt. we'll begin this half hour with an actor who's facing a possible life sentence after being convicted of attempted murder for stabbing his ex-girlfriend more than 20 times. we'll talk to that woman in a moment, but first here's nbc's george lewis. >> reporter: it didn't take the jury very long do come back with
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bad news for actor shelly mall legal. malil guilty of the crime of attempted murder. >> guilty of killing a girl who used to be his girlfriend. >> i was kind of like this. >> reporter: the trial was filleded with plenty of dramatic system. malil, claiming he was flailing wildly with a knife, trying to defend himself from an attack from maldanado when he stabbed beebe. >> he was behind me and i see this flash of silver and he goes bang, bang, bang. so i scream at the top of my lungs, like help, help, 911, call 911, he's killing me. >> reporter: malil's most
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prominent role was in the comedy "40-year-old virgin". and on tv, appearances in the drama "without a trace" and the sitcom "scrubs." but prosecutors say malil dint deserve any oscars for his performance in the courtroom because his testimony just didn't hold off. >> my opinion is that he shot himself in the foot. he might as well have jumped into a coffin and nailed it from the inside. >> reporter: now malil could face a sentence of 16 years to life. >> in domestic violence, no one wins, the one good thing is that now other women will be protected. >> reporter: malil is scheduled to be sentenced on november 18. for "today," george lewis, nbc news, los angeles. >> kendra beebe is with us exclusively along with her attorney.
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i can tell watching that piece that although your wounds have healed, it's still a raw emotion for you. what has been the healing progress for you? >> i think the only way we heal is love and the love of my family and my children have healed me, but this trial taking place restirred the pot and everything does feel raw and fresh again. >> you stood about 15 feet away from malil, and when that verdict was revealed, when it was announced, what were your emotions at that moment? >> i felt relief that it was over, but i didn't feel victorious or happy. because in a situation like this, no one wins. two years ago, my family almost lost me and my two children almost lost their mommy, and last week, mr. malil's family, a very decent, respectful family lost their family member and his
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child lost him. >> two years ago was august 2008, you're in your backyard, it's a beautiful evening, you're sipping wine with a friend, actually. your children at that time, how old were they at that time. >> they were 2 and 4. >> they're asleep upstairs when shelley malil shows up. when you saw him, did you immediately realize something was going on? >> absolutely. he came over uninvited from hollywood. >> and you're in san diego. >> so she was an uninvited guest. so immediately when i saw him, i felt a primal instinct of fear. >> at what point did you realize that your life was really in danger? >> interestingly enough, shelley was never violent with me, and i never felt my life was in danger at any time. as i said in my speech after the
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verdict, i don't feel that shelley acted alone. so while i feel safer that he's been convicted, i don't feel completely safe. >> i want to get to that in a moment, but just to go back to the evening that this all happened, he came with a knife, and he tried to stab you, your friend got the knife away from him? >> absolutely. >> and at that point, shelley malil went to your kitchen and grabbed another knife. >> yes, because i had went out a side yard and was trying to open a gate, but unbeknownst to me, the gate was stuck with a rock under the gate. so i essentially got cornered into a corner and that's where he was able to stab me 20 times. >> were you saying anything to him? or was he saying anything to you
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during that time. >> absolutely. i was screaming, i was also trying to talk him down, i was telling him i loved him on several occasions, hoping he would stop. i would say i love you, i love you, please stop. and he would say, yeah, right, and he would stab me again. >> during the trial, he said that he didn't realize it was you, that he thought it was actually your friend that was behind him and he was just flailing with the knife and didn't appreciate what was happening. obviously the jury did not believe that. but at any time in the past two years, did he ever express remorse publicly to you about what had happened? >> absolutely not. and it's very frustrating because i didn't see remorse whatsoever and no accountability or honesty in this trial. >> you said you don't believe that this is just about him. you believe your ex-husband is behind this. >> yes. you know, let me defer that question to my attorney because
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of lie yablt. -- liability. >> as the prosecutor said after the verdict was read, kendra's ex-husband is a missing piece of the puzzle. there are many pieces of the puzzle that didn't come out during the course of the trial. however his name and his presence in fact was there throughout the trial. at one juncture, her ex-husband was actually brought into the courtroom for the jury to identify him at least by face, but beyond that, he never testified on behalf of shelley malil. there seems to be some certain pattern of coincidences. for example her ex-husband is moved by a restraining order by the san diego superior court. and prior to leaving the house he goes in the house and takes personal objects of kendra's. and malil, when he left kendra stranded at the beach, he took
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the identical items that the ex-husband had removeded. >> there may or may not be a connection, but in your mind there is. i want to ask you about your children, because they at this point don't realize what happened to their mommy, you have decided to protect them? >> my children think i fell on glass. my daughter heard me screaming and she thinks i fell on glass and that's the reason for my scars. >> and when she's older, you'll explain it? >> i hope that day downtown come any time soon. >> thank you for being with us, we really appreciate it. as we take a look at the tropics, we have another tropical storm. tropical storm matthew, 240 miles east of nicaragua, moving 50 miles an hour, it's moving west at 16-mile-per-hour, 50-mile-per-hour winds. the path of this sure brings it onshore to honduras-nicaragua,
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most of them bring it onshore and keep it down there into the yucatan peninsula. we're going to have to keep an eye on this system, but it looks like something will be affecting the southern gulf coast sometime late next week. record highs in the southeast, showers in the pacific northwest, heat continues in the southwest. we do have some rain moving >> some fog in the area this morning but the more persistent cloud cover will be further north, along with rainshowers activity. we have a dry forecast but a >> that's your latest weather,
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u.n. foundation. her majesty queen rania of jordan is here with us exclusively. it's a catchy title. girl up. just explain it to me. >> it's actually a campaign that's trying to use the social skills and the networks of american girls to benefit their peers in the developing world. so we're trying to transform the meaning of peer to peer and net working so it's not just about sharing movies and music, but it's also about sharing movements and missions. so it's really a campaign by girl for girls so a girl in baltimore could help a girl in batswana school supplies. >> i looked at the statistics, 145 million children around the world are not in school, why focus only on girls? >> the case for girls is so
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compelling. i really feel that you give girls the smallest chances and they can make the biggest changes. learn the world now, there are 35 million girl who is don't go to school. because of prejudices, place of birth or poverty. when a girl is educated, maternal mortality goes down, a baby born to an educated mother is 50% more likely to make it to his fifth birthday. the benefits are just, they go throughout society so. it's really important for us to make sure that girls go to school. i think that's the best investment any leader in the world can make. >> you and your husband arrived here in the united states at an unusual time for us here. i know you're aware of some events in the news of late. it seems there's an increase in aechbt muslim sentiment. there's a proezed building of an islamic community center down here ground zero. there was a pastor down in
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florida who proposed to burn the koran. they have since canceled that. we talk about it a lot here in this country, how much awareness of these events and these issues is there around the world on the streets of the muslim world right now and what reaction? >> i think people are aware of this disconnect that's taking place and a mutual suspicion that exists. and i think it's very important for us to focus on the actual debate. my fear is the debate is dominated by radicals on both sides who want to preach hatred and spread fear among people. or worse still, it's also being used by some demagogues as a cheap political tool. and what's really important for us is to see the debate being dominated by well informed people who are reasonable who really care about the issues at hand. we need to redraw the battle lines, it's not muse limbs against christians, it's not east against west.
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once we can really understand that this is the landscape, then we can start to rid ourselves of the evil forces that exist. i have been in the states for a few days and many americans told me that this proposal to burn the koran doesn't represent them and they don't support it. likewise, the bin ladens of the world don't represent me and they don't represent muslims around the world. >> secretary clinton has met with the u.n. secretary general, it seems like there's a renewed hope that they might yield some success if the future. we have been here before, do you get a different sense of where we are "today" versus some of the failed attempts of the past? >> we have been here before and we should keep trying and trying and trying and trying until we get a resolution of this issue. it's not just an issue that affabili
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affects israelis and palestinians. their lives need to improve. you can't have people living under occupation, not being able to send their children to school, not having access, not having dignity in their lives. likewise israelis living in a state of fear all the time and living in a neighborhood that's not accepting them. but the region needs to see a resolution to this. because our region, there are a lot of tension, there's a lot of instability, there are threats from all over the place. the core issue is the israeli-palestinian issue. >> let me end on a different note. i was reading recently on the fact that you have something like 1.3 million followers on twitter. >> on twitter, yeah. >> so you are the new face, this is kind of the meshing of the traditional version of royalty and the new face of royalty, do you think it's a healthy thing and it's good? >> for me, it's just so important for me to know, you
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know, facts on the ground, to really remain grounded in reality, noting to isolated and i think sometimes when you're in a public position, you risk that isolation of being surrounded, living in a bubble or just hearing what people want you to hear. being on twitter and being on social networks allows me to break through barriers and really get a feel of what's out there, what opinions are, what people think, what their dreams are, what their challenges are, that kind of natural communication is so rewarding for me. and it really just makes me feel like i'm part of something, i'm part of a community, you know. it opens people a window into my life and opens a window into other people's lives. so i really like that kind of interaction. >> thank you for being here. and we're back right after this. well, max, first day...
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>> good morning, everybody. i'm stan stovall. time for another check of the morning commute. a lot of fog out there. >> good morning. an accident still in pike smell at reisterstown road at the belt way and northbound harrisburg expressway, a truck fire on the ramp from your road to northbound 83, harrisburg expressway. apparently the ramp is open. west side of the beltway will be slow. average speed, 34 miles an hour. southbound 95 slow from white
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march to the beltway and 795 so approach in the beltway. topside, delays on all the loop. in little slow. all the way from bel-air to york road. live in view of the west side at liberty road, and older loop backing down. delays from 75 to edmunson, avenue. >> the traffic camera showed the clouds and fog and the need but we look at the top from the tower camera looking down on the fog deck. drifting lower clouds from the southeast -- from the southwest to the northeast at this stage. kind of a pretty picture. carolyn county is closed for two hours -- not closed, but delayed two hours. eastern shore junior academy, 90 minutes. kent county schools, queen anne, 90 minute delay. no pre-k in the morning.
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8:00 now on a friday morning, on the 24th day of september, 2010. cloudy a little bit here in new york city. the temperatures are going to start cooking here later "today." we have got the second full day of fall. yet we're getting up into the high 80s "today." a big crowd out on the plaza. and i'm matt lauer, along with meredith viera and al roker. and coming up in just a couple of minutes, that incredible story, the surgery that was
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performed to save the live of a pregnant woman. >> doctors found a huge tumor in the pelvis of janis ollson and her only chance of survival involved cutting most of the lower part of her body off. jerry signfeld is here, for the last 15 years or so, he has been keeping a secret, living a lie, we like to say, he's ready to come clean about that, he's going to reveal the truth that he's been holding in a couple of minutes. >> he really looks like he's going to giver tus truth. >> this is like the bizarreo world. unbelievable. and we have got some great desserts, healthy desserts that your kids are going to gobble up. let's go inside, ann's standing by, she's got a check of the news headlines in the morning. good morning once again, everybody, a punishing rain should taper off in minnesota and wisconsin where up to a half
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a foot fell on thursday. the governors of both states have issued emergency declarations. president obama's wrapping up these three-day trip to the united nations with a high level appearance. iran's president provoked a strong reaction at the united nations on thursday when she suggested in his speech at the general assembly that the u.s. was behind the september 11th attacks. american diplomats and more than 30 other dell indicatiegations in protests. a new effort is getting underway to deal with the nation's fastest growing drug problem and that is prescription drug abuse. we have got nbc's justice correspondent pete williams now standing by with details. hey, pete, good morning. >> the advice used to be flush those old pills down the drain, but it turns out that contaminates the water supply,
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and if they're simply thrown away, they could be retrieved from the garbage. now the nation's drug agency says turn them in and let the dea troy them. >> in arlington, virginia, police say federal drug agents prepare to arrest the suspected dealer. an undercover drug agent will make the buy in an area known as the source of illegal drugs. but the suspect wasn't dealing cocaine or heroin, he was arrested for selling oxycodone, one of the nation's most widely prescribed painkillers, abuse of that drug and others like it have risen 400% in the last decade becoming the nation's largest growing drug problem. >> we live in a community with a school right across the street from where we are at and here is an individual selling prescription pills on the street. >> reporter: the dea says prescriptions now rank behind
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marijuana among drugs taken to get high and they're involved in the majority of the more than 26,000 overdose deaths a year. it was a pill from a medicine cabinet that killed 18-year-old. his girlfriend's mother offered him a painkiller she was taking, the combination turned out to be disastrous. >> we took him to the hospital, and a parent's worst nightmare, they said timmy was dead. >> reporter: now his parents are urging people nationwide to get rid of their unused and outdated supplies of pills. >> it might not be your child, it might be one of your child's friends coming into your house, asking to use your bredroom, rifling through your medicine cabinet.
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>> in a single day, more than 9,000 pounds of prescription drugs turned in. that's more than 3.5 million pills. and tomorrow the dea takes this program nationwide with more than 3,000 dropoff points and all the pills will be destroyed so they can't do any harm. >> pete williams, this morning, pete, thanks. an american astronaut and two russians who were supposed to return today from the international space station after six months in space will now spend another day in orbit. and you thought it was hard to get a lock on your door. let's get a check of the weather from al. >> and we have got 70-year-old twins. what's your names? >> sheryl and geri.
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>> let's check your weather and see what's happening. pick city today happens to be dallas, texas, showers and storms, 89 degrees. and as we look at the fall foliage, it's at its peak around the western great lakes. we are looking at a lot of heat into the mid-atlantic states into the northeast, some wet weather down in through texas and the midwest, rain in dammar early satellite image shows gray areas that you see west of town and also eastern shore. some fall will be burning off later this morning and t
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>> now back to matt. >> all right, al, thanks so much, a remarkable story of a pregnant woman whose lower body had to be basically cut in half during a risky surgery to remove a huge tumor. she's going to talk to us, she's here with her family right after this. ♪ i love my grandma.
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we are back at 8:10. thursday we brought you the remarkable story of a young mother whose lower body had to be cut in half when doctors found a huge tumor in her pelvipelvis today we're going to talk to her. three years ago janis ollson was a normal, busy mom. when janis was pregnant with her second child, the young mother had back pain that kept getting worse. >> it started out like i guess what a lot of people have in pregnancy, but it got worse very, very quickly. >> near the end of her pregnancy, she got the shocking news, she had a rare form of bone cancer in her pelvis. doctors said the only way to save her was to cut off the lower part of her body, take out
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the tumor and put her back together again. she had to make a choice, radical surgery that had never been done before, or certain death. if she chose the surgery, she would lose her left leg. after delivering her baby by c-section, janis told doctors she wanted to see her kids grow up and chose surgery. traveling to the mayor clinic in minnesota -- >> this is a cancer that grows steadily and will keep on growing, can spread to other parts of the body, particularly the lungs and will eventually take the person's life without treatment. >> on the day of the surgery, janis hugged her husband darrell and then snuck out without telling her two children. she says she trusted the doctors to save her live. her surgeons performed two separate procedures over a total of 20 hours. in the first surgery, they remov removed janis' left leg, her
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tailbone and part of her spine. in the second operation, they took the top part of what was removed, flipped it over, and attached it to her pelvis. then they shifteded her right leg and pelvis and then attached it to the spine. with the tumor gone, janis was able to use her left leg. >> i'm really happy for her, she and her family have been super through all of this. they have never lost their enthusiasm for life. she has said th s she. >> after the surgery, janis was anxious to get on with her life. she was anxious to learn to get around. she sometimes uses a prosthetic leg, and sometimes a walker. now she gets around just fine.
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even on snowmobiles with her family. earlier this year, a moment janis will never forget. she walked down the aisle with darrell, using only a cane to renew their wedding vows and to celebrate her incredible journey. janis ollson is with us exclusively along with her husband darrell and their two children, braxton and leland. and that picture of you two walking down to renew your vows says it all. you have been through so much in the past two years, how are you doing "today." >> we're doing really good. >> what is your recovery been like and what's been the hardest thing about it? >> recovery has been long and slow, but continual progress. we have never, knock on wood, we have never had any set backs so we have continually moving forward and every day, every month, i learn how to do something new and how to continue on the way that we used to. >> i want to go back to when you
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were pregnant with leland and you were suffering from back pain and it just got to the point where it was so severe that you knew something was going on. and you had pain with your daughter, as well, when you were pregnant. so maybe this had been growing for a long time inside of you. >> that's our belief, anyway. >> and doctors said that you had a tumor and it had to be removed if you had any chance for survival. so he had to be delivered early and you had a few months to think about this surgery. this surgery had just been performed on cadavers. >> at that point we didn't really know that, we knew that it would be something different that had never been done before, but i just believed that was because of my situation, it was unique. i those months in between, we didn't know what they were planning on doing, when we got the phone call that told us the plan, we only had couple of weeks to get things ready.
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>> maybe that was a good thing, not too much time to worry about it. but what was going through your mind, what frightened you? >> i was a mess. it was tough. i couldn't tell you "todatoday made it through those couple weeks, looking back now, you know, a little bit of work, a little bit of family, i kind of kept busy, janis was in the hospital, i was looking after the kids and going to work, and it was kind of like a whirlwind, which i think was good. >> you didn't want to be alone with your thoughts about what might happen? >> i was alone with my thoughts on my commute to work, and that was enough. >> you kissed your husband goodbye, you don't even say goodbye to your children as if you know you're going to be back. where did that come from? >> i think it was just because of my faith in the mayoe clinic. i knew my options, the surgery or certain death. i knew i had to do the surgery. and the surgeons completely put
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us at ease, we were 100% confident everything would go well. i didn't want to alert the kids because we were going in so early. we went in and both of us were at peace. there wasn't a lot of tears shed. >> do you remember what janis said to you when she came out of anesthesia and was in the recovery room, when she woke up? >> yeah, that was kind of weird too, she was supposed to be going for an x ray or an mri and they said they were going to bring her out of incubation after that, so i went to the waiting room to sit down and they came to me and said she's asking for you and i guess she had had enough, pulled the tube out of her mouth and asked for me and i came in and -- the first thing she said is -- sorry -- am i dying?
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and i said, no, you remember they said they were going to have to remove your leg, and she said yes. and i said, well, they did that and you're cancer free. and she said, oh. >> 3 1/2 years later, you are cancer free. >> uh-huh. >> and you renewed your vow this is past may. how emotional is that for both of you? >> that was amazing, ten years is a long time and we have been through a lot. like the vows say, we'll be there for better or worse, richer and poorer, and we were just joking saying we have been through everything except the richer part. >> we wish the very well to you and your family, two beautiful children. >> thank you so much. >> and i admire your courage so much. >> thank you. credit card rewards are always good in theory.
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the book debuted 11 years ago. it was written by someone called ted l. nancy. now the fourth book in the series is out. "all new letters from a nut." but the author's true identity has remained a mystery until "today." jerry seinfeld writes the forewords. guys nice to see you. >> a lot of people thought it was matt for many years. >> a lot of people thought it was you. >> yeah, people did think it was
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me. we started this as really kind of a joke for ourselves, just to see if, you know, people would be interested in this. but the books took off, and it was weird, it became a best seller and then people started to take credit. . >> so what do we need to know about barry martyr, you're a comedian, right? >> i used to work for jerry. >> he used to help me write the standup on signfeld. he's the guy that's written all the letters, he created the character. there's a lot of people on the internet that are claiming ownership. >> the people you write to actually take time to respond. read a letter for us.
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>> this is a letter written to the bar harbor hotel in bar harbor, maine. dear bar harbor hotel. i'm wondering if you found a gorilla foot that i left in your bathroom. i was distracted when i needed to use the tissue dispenser from another stall. i believe i left my gorilla feet in your hotel. >> and they responded? >> dear mr. nancy, i'm sorry to tell you, we did not have any rubber gorilla feet turned in, hope you found them. >> you should have remained anonymous. you should have. >> i had written to a shoe company, i was trying to get shoes that looked like bananas. so i wrote, i am in a process of hoping bananys. >> so this is for nannies. >> you will know a nanny is in the room when she is dressed
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from head to toe in bright yellow, and you'll go oh, it looks like a nanny, she's dressed like a banaa. so i sent them this is the easy on the heels. >> it's like making crank calls but writing the letters. >> but he's gotten responses from the king of tonga. the prince of wales. >> and then i wrote them back actually, i wrote, thank you for answering me on my bananny shoes. i now have waiter melons. you'll know that a waiter is in the room when he's dressed from head to toe in a watermelon, you go oh, it's a waiter, he looks like a watermelon. >> now that you've revealed yourself, is this over? is that it, the end to the books? >> i don't think so, what do you
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think? >> well, we may have to change it a little bit. we just wanted people to know who the -- because so many people think it's me. and he's done so much work on it, i really wanted the public to know this is the guy that has created the whole thing. >> larry martyr, there's the name. >> good morning. i'm mindy basara. let's get a final check of the morning commute with traffic pulse 11. >> good morning. still dealing with the truck fire on the northbound harrisburg expressway on the ramp from york road to the expressway, partially blocking the ramp. and are run all county, server not part -- and a rondo county, severna park, reggie station.
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22 minutes across the top side of the beltway and 95 south to with the harbor tunnel, 695 south, looking at five minutes. a live look outside at the top side of the beltway at harford road. it delays back to your road. but looks like the fall that is burning off. at liberty road, very slow on the altar loop. you will seek a profit -- traffic and there might be a disabled vehicle that will only add to the problems, delays from 7952 edmonsum avenue. >> take a look at the fog, the view looking down at the top. beginning to see some of the ground. this is beginning to thin out. we will continue to see that. plenty of sunshine but that fog is an indication of the amount of moisture. temperatures are rising. now 72 at the airport. humidity at 94%. barometer is steady.
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heat and the moisture, and humidity in the atmosphere and mostly sunny skies. 90-95 is the predicted high temperature range and 95 is the record so we will see how close we get. >> thank you for joining us. another update at 8:55 p.m.. -- 8:55 a.m.. -- 8:55 a.m..
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. 89 -- 8:30 now on this friday morning, you're looking at all the folks who have descended on rockefeller plaza this morning.
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>> i said, we're really talking to a survivor. >> ingrid betancourt, this is someone who was running for the president of -- she was held in the jungle for more than six years. she's written a book now about her ordeal, talking about her failed escape attempts and what she endured. we'll talk to ms. betancourt in just a few minutes. also on a lighter note, seth meyer s is here, the new season premiers tomorrow. >> isn't it amazing, you want to choose dogs that really have a chance.
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so we'll show you, look at those adorable ones, their makeover is coming up. all right, and first before we get to anything else, we want to say hello to mr. donald trump. a brand-new season of apprentice is underway. good to see you, sir. >> good to see you. >> are these competitors living up to your expectations? >> they're very tough, but alex had a very tough time last night. he was -- maybe he shouldn't be there. he was eaten alive by -- we have some very tough people on the show. >> but he ends up getting his dream job at the end? >> he's going to say thank you very much, donald, i hope. >> they're selling ice cream, that's a very basic simple challenge, much simpler than i have seen in the past. is that a back to basics thing. >> back to basics, exactly right. we want to sell lemonade and ice cream on occasion. >> given the backgrounds of your contestants, is there a feeling
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that the stakes are higher this time? >> i think so, because a lot of these people are virtually down and out, and it's really a tough thing for them, they had great jobs and now they have no jobs. you see a couple of them, four or five children. one went to a great law school and right now is selling cupcakes, beautiful girl, number one education, top in her class and she's selling cupcakes. . >> want to remind people they can watch all new episodes of the "the apprentice" that's thursday nights at 9:00 central time, >> some fog in the area this morning but the more persistent cloud cover will be further north, along with rainshowers activity. we have a dry forecast but a
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back now at 8:36 with a tle of survival. ingrid betancourt spent 6 1/2 years in the columbian jungle before being rescued. she's written a book about her ordeal called "even silence has an end."
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explain the title to me, even silence has an end, what did you mean by that? >> i think it's a cry of hope. it talks about what stays a few after your death and those are words. so it says that even silence and for me even death has an end and because the jungle and captivity was a death for me, coming back was the end of that. >> i just want to remind people about the conditions you endured. tell me about what you were forced to eat, the sanitary conditions, what you dealt with. >> i was chained to a tree for years. i wasn't able to talk to my fellow hostages, i was forced to ask permission to go pee. i couldn't drink or eat whenever i wanted. everything was under permission,
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we would live in the jungle under tents, sleeping on hammocks or on the floor on plastic sheets. >> insects, animals, you had to escape five times? >> yes. >> each time you tried to escape, did it worsen your living conditions? >> yes. i was punished. >> torture? >> tortured. it was hard, yeah. >> were you ever concerned that the people you left behind, the other hostages would be in danger because of your actions? >> we were all having a very bad time after my escape, but i have to say that my companions had a big solidarity and they just never have said anything like blaming me for what i did. they were just there with me. >> there were three other
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american contractors who were taken hostage, and one wrote a book and was highly critical of you. he called you the most disgusting human being i have ever encountered, reportedly because he felt that you, based on your status in columbia had asked for special privileges during your time as a hostage. how do you respond to that? >> well, i think i was a troublemaker in the jungle in the sense that i wouldn't go for many of the things that we were confronted, for example i remember a role call, they were trying to make us respond with numbers and so my companions would say one, two, three, when they were cold and i just said ingrid betancourt, if you want to know if i'm here. and i felt like arrogant. for me this is just -- they were
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giving us. >> i remember seeing a video of you that was taken during your captivity, the look on your face, almost expressionless, not even looking into the camera struck me. and you know the piece of video i'm talking about, what were you doing at that time, what was going through your mind? >> i wasn't accepting that proof of survival. the commander had denied medical treatment to me for almost six months. and here he was saying, you have to smile, you have to say hello to your family, this is proof of survival and i didn't have to do that. i couldn't force him not to take the videotape, but i just -- i didn't want to collaborate on that action. >> you were eventually rescued. the captors were kind of tricked into releasing you and you write in the book that you couldn't help but admire some of the young people who took you hostage. a lot of people are going to say, how could you feel that way? could you explain briefly?
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>> these were young guerrillas, they were the age of my children. they were incredible in the jungle. they were very fit, they could do anything, they could build a whole camp, like a little city in the jungle without anything but machetes, they were very courageous, dealing with this environment of the snakes and, you know, rigors and everything that was a little frightening for me. so, yes, i admire who they were and how they could confront this environment. you can admire how they behave. some of them were, but not all of them. some of them were just humiliating and hard. >> it's an incredible story, 6 1/2 years held hostage in the jungle. nice to have you back, thanks so much, good to see you. and the book is called, even silence has an end.
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and the book is called, even silence has an end. this is "today" on bob ehrlich pretends to be for the working guy... but he's not on our side. i thought i knew bob ehrlich, but then i found out... he raised property taxes on every maryland family... and business. he increased college tuition... by 40%. 40%. and i thought i knew bob ehrlich. he was against raising the minimum wage. made $2.5 million... working for a lobbying firm. $2.5 million? he's not really on my side. with this tough economy, we really need a governor on our side.
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we're back with the 36th season premier of "saturday night live." who better to tell us what's in store for the new season than the show's head writer and weekend update host seth meyers. >> a couple in indonesia was arrested for making meatballs from protected monkeys, well, poorly protected monkeys. >> seth, good morning to you. >> you are 36? >> i am 36, i started the show when i was born. >> you have been there ten years. >> i have been there for ten years. >> and you started as a normal cast member. >> yes. >> and then you became co-head writer. >> yes. >> and then solo anchor.
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>> and it's pretty much downhill from there. >> i wonder if you're gunning after lauren michaels' job. >> the most exciting thing about the show is when you sort of get to work with new people, but working with someone who's obviously done it and been as good as it as she is. >> will she be at the anchor desk with you this saturday? >> yes. >> mostly because it will be impossible to keep her away. she brought her chair back. that was her very subtle hint that she wanted to do it. >> she literally took her chair with her when she left. >> she took everything, it was awful. >> it's wrong, it's wrong. are you going to get another anchor? i think you do a great job by yourself. >> i'm available if -- >> you're not angling for it. we would love to have you. >> right now we're going to see how it develops. >> you have three new cast
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members? >> we have four new cast members? it's really exciting getting all those new voices. >> is there a hazing process when you come in as a new cast member. >> the job is hard enough that you get naturally hazed and i think more than anything else the rest of us try to be simple threatic. >> i want to talk about katie perry and all the controversy. >> i don't watch a lot of "sesame street." when i watched it, i had to say i guess i see katie perry in a lot of different events. >> a lot has happened, this is your season premier, what kind of topics are you going to take on? >> the biggest problem with this summer, you go, oh, my god, this is going to be the greatest sketch. fortunately politicians sort of every week give us stuff to talk about it.
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>> there's a lot to talk about. but matt asked her if she used facebook or twitter and she said she wondered about people who do that, who has the time, i mean she's a serious writer, she would never twitter about what kind of sandwich she just ate. and then i read that you twitter a lot. and i wonder what that meant? >> i only twitter about what kind of sandwich tena eats because she doesn't have time, and i feel like her fans deserve to know. i am a fan, not like tena. >> what would you twittering about "today." will you go right after this interview and twitter about it? >> i would say lol, i just did the "today" show with meredith viera. that will be in all caps. and then if i have room, i'll say what i am going to have for lunch.
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but i only have a limited a lot of characters. >> how do you top that show you did with betty white? >> we have made the decision not to even try. it was the greatest. the scary thing for us was there was such high expectations for that show. >> she owes you. she won an emmy for that. so she owes you big. i would twitter about that, if i were you. >> seth meyers, always a pleasure, congratulations on 10 years. 36 years. you can catch the season premiere of "snl" tomorrow night right here on nbc. and up next, new looks for some dogs.old gibbs canning com. today these factories are full of dot com businesses. and now my job is helping maryland create new economy jobs. training new math and science teachers investing in our institutions of excellence pioneering new cyber security jobs
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and giving an old gm plant a jump start building electric motors. i'm barbara mikulski. i approve this message so you'll know i'm fighting for you.
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we're here now with from bow to wow. we take shelter dogs and we clean them up and find them loving homes. jill rappaport is here with the latest installment. >> we have 100% success. so happy to say, but sadly so many of these animals are given up because their owners just cannot afford them anymore. and it's just as traumatic for the owners as it is for the pet. so "today's" pooches are all recession animals.
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we have five fur angels all waiting for a second chance. like this 6-year-old collie mix named autumn. just the latest victim of the harsh economy. >> her owners had her since she was a puppy and because of financial difficulties they had to start cutting back on some of their expenses. >> that is so sad for any dog, especially one approaching middle age to be without a home. why don't you give a closeup to the camera. go on. there you go, oh, maybe not. >> on to a two for one special. meet freddie and teddie. >> they are so cute. >> 5 mo months old, they're brothers. they're 5-month-old lab-terrier mixes. we want to get them adopted together. >> yes, that is the key. go on, let them kiss you. oh, come on!
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up next, a beautiful lab mix named sable. >> sable is a year and a half old, she's a laboratory retriever. she ee's brindle so she has interesting colors. she warms up very, very quickly. abandoned, the owners couldn't take care of her. >> many of these owners really loved their dogs, they just unfortunately cannot afford them anymore. >> because times are so tough, they have to make difficult choices, fortunately these guys get given up. >> finally a little terrier who melts in your lap, who could use a little makeover. >> this little guy is benji. hello there, sweetheart. >> benji is a 3-year-old tibetan terrier mix. they abandoned him because they could no longer afford to take care of him. loves to be petted, loves to be held. >> five beauties all waiting for a place they can call home.
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>> richard gentles, from -- let's take a look at autumn before. there's autumn before the makeover. take a look, as meredith brings him out now. >> we're going for six years before she was given up, the owners couldn't afford her anymore. and the animal city -- pets for life program so people that are in need, they can go to this program and they can meet their needs and help to keep the pets and the people together. >> she's really selling it, wasn't she? >> all right, meredith, thank you very much. autumn, good to see you, next we have a couple of puppies, immediate freddie and teddie. and come on out, we have kathy lee and hoda, these two are not house broken. i'm talking about kathy lee and hoda. tell me about the puppies.
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>> they're five months old, we would like to get them adopted together. he's a little more curious than teddy. but they're brothers. again, a lot of people -- >> it's harder to take care of puppies. >> they're going to need some training, they're very smart, they have learned very quickly how to sit. so it will be easy to train them. >> and they're very affectionate. if you lean down, they'll give you lots of kisses. well, maybe not. >> kathy lee, you may want to work on that. anyway, ladies thank you very much. freddy and teddy, thank you very much. next we have got benji, look who's walking benji out, seth myers. work the run way, seth. tell me about benji. >> basically -- sell it, benji. >> he warms up quickly, he's a very happy dog.
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he likes to try out the different cat beds in the foster homes he's in, so he would make a great companion. >> and seth will come with benji to your home. >> i need water two times a day, otherwise just a walk. >> thank you very much. did he just -- >> okay, and let's see, we finally have sable, look who's walking sable out. this is star studded, donald trump with sable. richard, tell me about sable. >> sable would love to sit in your lap, so if you're watching tv, you're sitting in your favorite chair, undoubtedly, she's going to jump on you, she's great with kids, so she's going to be great if you have kids. preferably older kids. >> i'm going to take sable, i like sable. >> sable's looking good to you. >> let's bring all the dogs out, jill, richard, thank you very
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much, keep our 100% record going. we are back with more on a friday morning, but first, these >> good morning. here is a look at one of our top stories. a three and a half month search for suspects in a pair of sexual assaults and would land -- woodlawn ended an arrest. lamont garrison is charged. the first of which took place in june. he is held without bond. detectives are looking into other crimes they believe he may be a r
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here's a look at your forecast. >> here is what the tower camera
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looked like a short time ago. all of the fog and low clouds, the cameras above the fog, so it is looking down on top of the fog which is a couple of feet thick. you can see it dripping from the southwest to the northeast. it will break up as things heat up. we will see a lot of sunshine during the day but this fall that is an indication of the amount of moisture. let us see what the temperatures will do. climbing through the 70's right now with the moisture. a rather warm, humid day. right into the 90's 4 highs. a lot of sunshine. hot, somewhat humid. nine degrees to 95 degrees with tax on everything you buy? that's in andy harris' unfair tax plan. 23% sales tax. a 23% sales tax will cut my business in half. would be devastating. andy harris' 23% sales tax absolutely makes no sense. 23% sales tax would really make things unaffordable.
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that's too high for the average american out here. i don't know how we would manage it really. don't like that idea. we can't afford andy harris' idea. i'm frank kratovil and i approve this message. bob ehrlich pretends to be for the working guy... but he's not on our side. i thought i knew bob ehrlich, but then i found out... he raised property taxes on every maryland family... and business. he increased college tuition... by 40%. 40%. and i thought i knew bob ehrlich. he was against raising the minimum wage. made $2.5 million... working for a lobbying firm. $2.5 million? he's not really on my side. with this tough economy, we really need a governor on our side.